Do you have any old amalgam fillings? Do you have any teeth that are damaged from decay or injury? Do you have a tooth that is discolored and unable to be whitened? Maybe you have a tooth with an overly large filling or a cavity that has gotten out of hand? If so, you can benefit from dental crowns. Al Berger, DDS in Bohemia, NY, encourages all of our patients to learn about the many ways that dental crowns can be so beneficial.
What’s in a Crown?
As your dentist in Bohemia, Dr. Berger knows that many people do not quite understand just what dental crowns are – technically. They are not a crown in the classic sense; a ring of metal. Instead, they are formed like sheaths that fit over the remaining portion of the crown, and offer a permanent form of protection.
They are a form of restorative dentistry, and they allow you to retain the natural tooth rather than losing it to damage or decay. The crowns bring an end to the discomfort, improves the looks of the tooth, and will last for a very long time – doing the same work as the original crown.
With all of that in mind, it is easy to say that almost anyone can benefit from dental crowns!
The Uses of Crowns
To know if you can benefit from dental crowns, it is helpful to consider why you might need one or what that crown can do for your dental issues. Dr. Berger will use dental crowns for:
- Teeth that have a large amount of decay and which would be compromised if filled with a normal filling
- Teeth that have had a root canal
- Dental implants
- Teeth that have old metal fillings being replaced/removed
- Teeth that have been severely damaged due to trauma or injury
- Deeply stained teeth that will not respond to whitening
That list tells us that you benefit from dental crowns for almost any reason, including cosmetic issues. Though a crown is often called a restorative treatment, it can be relied on to deliver a custom made solution that is impossible to distinguish from the neighboring, natural teeth.
Contact Our Bohemia Dentist for Dental Crowns
If you have additional questions about whether you can benefit from dental crowns, or about any of the other treatments mentioned here, give us a call at our Bohemia, NY office at 631-589-2600. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly. To learn more, read about the reasons you should consider dental crowns, how to care for dental crowns, and the benefits of dental crowns.